Powell Flutes

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Founded by Verne Powell in Boston in 1927, Verne Q. Powell Flutes strives to provide professional flutists with custom-made precious metal flutes. The first 10 flutes made by Mr. Powell were owned by some of the most famous American flutists of the time, including William Kincaid, Arthur Lora, and John Wummer. By 1930, Powell flutes were part of major orchestras in Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia.

Ownership of a Powell flute connects musicians to a network of people, past and present. From the earliest Powell flutes made in 1927 to the instruments finished today in the workshop, every Powell flute has a unique character, but all share a family resemblance.

Powell’s flute makers continue the New England tradition of craftsmanship and a devotion to making the highest quality instruments, utilizing a combination of hand-crafting, technology, and a little bit of magic to produce each work of art.

Powell Flute - Custom Aurumite 14K

$15,900.00

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Handmade Conservatory

$8,680.00

Powell handmade Conservatory flutes trace their ancestry to Mr. Powell’s first Commercial flute, made in 1928. The Conservatory model stands up to today’s stringent technical requirements and acoustical demands. The pinless mechanism offers...

Powell Flute - 14K White Gold

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Custom 10K Yellow Gold

$23,900.00

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Custom 14K Rose Gold

$27,850.00

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Custom 19.5K Rose Gold

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Custom 9K Rose Gold

$22,320.00

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Custom Grenadilla Wood

$14,300.00

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Custom Platinum

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Custom Ruby Aurumite

$19,090.00

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Custom Sterling Silver

$13,980.00

Powell handmade Custom flutes have been the “gold standard” of the flute world for more than eight decades; instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today. Powell instruments are celebrated for their tone color, ease of response,...

Powell Flute - Handmade Signature

$6,510.00

The handmade Signature flute is the most economically priced handmade solid sterling silver flute available. It is completely made at the Powell workshop in Maynard, Massachusetts. The Signature flute body is made with drawn tone holes and the hand-built...